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Old 01-24-2013, 05:28 PM
JNMNL52 JNMNL52 is offline
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Originally Posted by upallnight View Post
You should buy a new regulator for the old alternator, replace the old regulator and take it into one of those auto stores that test an alternator for free if you bring it in. You can keep the old alternator as a spare or sell it to recover some of your money. It's not that hard to replace the voltage regulator and brush assembly once you have the alternator out of the car.
Interesting idea; will give it some thought. A new regulator costs about $125.00; not sure what I could get for this used alternator...maybe $200.00 plus shipping? Probably competing with junyard alternators.
2014 BMW X-5 xDrive 35i F-15
2006 BMW X-5, 4.4i N62 engine E53
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